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ebookers Introduces Dedicated Mobile Site for Booking Travel

Easy Travel Booking On the Move in a European First From ebookers.com

Leading online travel agent, ebookers.com, is paving the way for mobile travel by announcing the launch of its mobile website, which allows consumers to browse and book direct from their mobile phone. 

As the first online travel agent in Europe to offer a fully bookable mobile service for multiple products, the new mobile site sees ebookers leading the way in driving m-commerce in the travel sector while responding to consumer demands and making the travel planning and booking process easier than ever before. Beta trials for the new website have shown that 70% of hotel bookings made through the new mobile website are for same day check-in - versus 15% of the bookings made through the desktop website - highlighting the convenience of the new service¹.

The new ebookers mobile site will give its customers full access to all flight, hotel and car hire products that are available on their desktop website - meaning that 95,000 hotels worldwide and thousands of flights and rental cars will now be available to ebookers customers via their mobile phones. The mobile site is optimised for touchscreen phones but runs on any phone with a mobile browser, enabling a hassle-free searching and booking experience wherever you are.

ebookers president Tamer Tamar said, “With the launch of our mobile site, we have taken a significant step forward in terms of meeting the needs of our customers. And we recognise the increasing importance to shop and book hotels, flight or cars anytime or anywhere for our customers. So if you’re on the move or already at your destination, simply take out your mobile phone and you will have full access to our entire inventory. That is why we have heavily invested in developing an easy to use, reliable and safe mobile website that allows our customers to do everything they can do on our regular site and continue to book easier and travel happier.”

The ebookers mobile website also allows you to access your personal account, including booking and itinerary information, and enables access to rich content for hotels such as detailed descriptions, reviews, maps and photo galleries.

The site is accessible today from your mobile phone at http://m.ebookers.com. The site is available in local language versions of all 12 European markets in which ebookers are present.

About ebookers.com

ebookers.com, one of Europe's largest online travel agents, prides itself on making travel booking decisions easier and offers excellent value travel with a best price guarantee. ebookers.com is a brand that is owned by Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW). It has origins going back 20 years and has close relationships with leading travel suppliers of hotels and airlines. It offers a huge selection of choice from over 200 airlines, 95,000 hotels around the globe and car hire from most of the major international brands as well as providing both ski and cruise packages. 

About Orbitz Worldwide

Orbitz Worldwide is a leading global online travel company that uses innovative technology to enable leisure and business travelers to research, plan and book a broad range of travel products. Orbitz Worldwide owns a portfolio of consumer brands that includes Orbitz (www.orbitz.com), CheapTickets (www.cheaptickets.com), ebookers (www.ebookers.com), HotelClub (www.hotelclub.com), RatesToGo (www.ratestogo.com) and the Away Network (www.away.com).  Also within the Orbitz Worldwide family, Orbitz Worldwide Distribution (http://corp.orbitz.com/partnerships/distribution) delivers private label travel solutions to a broad range of partners including many of the world's largest airlines, and Orbitz for Business (www.orbitzforbusiness.com) delivers managed corporate travel solutions for corporations. For more information on partnership opportunities with Orbitz Worldwide, visit corp.orbitz.com.  Orbitz Worldwide uses its Investor Relations website to make information available to its investors and the public at http://www.orbitz-ir.com. You can sign up to receive email alerts whenever the company posts new information to the website.

SOURCE:  ebookers.com

 

For further information: Red Consultancy on behalf of ebookers.com, ebookerspressoffice@redconsultancy.com, 020 7025 6650

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